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Capcom releases anatomy guide to public
Back at GDC 2017, Capcom showed off a juicy in-house document called A strange Anatomy guide for artists: Fundamentals in sprite designing. This gem of how-to-draw-pixelart received a lot of positive
Apr 3 2017 at 23:01 (Mon)
KOF getting balance update on April 5
Download content won't be the only update coming early next month for KOFXIV.According to SNK's official Twitter account, April 5 will also bring a major patch to KOFXIV which will upgrade the game fr
Mar 30 2017 at 13:29 (Thu)
All KOFXIV DLC characters coming April 5
SNKPlaymore made its fourth DLC character announcement for KOFXIV today, but that's not the only big news that the company had under its sleeves.Through Sony's Official Playstation blog, the seasoned
Mar 30 2017 at 05:24 (Thu)
Iron Mike gets a bite out of SFII's Boxer
A lot of fighting game photos make their way to the SNS, but this is quite a bit of history in the making.Behold, a photo posted by Iron Mike Tyson himself of trying to take a bite of Balrog's ear fro
Mar 29 2017 at 23:22 (Wed)
First KOF14 Silhouette confirmed as Whip
SNK made their first DLC character Silhouette reveal today via an official PlayStation channel trailer. As many players were suspecting, the left-most character was unveiled out to be Whip, who was re
Mar 9 2017 at 03:47 (Thu)
Noise Factory closing at end of March
It's game over for Yabeno Hikomaro.Noise Factory isn't a big-name developer, but they're certainly well-known for their cult hits on the Neo Geo like Rage of the Dragons and Power Instinct Matrimelee
Feb 28 2017 at 22:50 (Tue)
NeoGeo Land opens in Amazon Japan
SNK has certainly been agressive after their corporate name change and their latest movement comes as another surprise for a company which business tactics previously seemed to be still lost in the 19
Feb 15 2017 at 03:45 (Wed)
Japanese KOF Interest Survey Results
The Japanese gaming scene has always been particularly different from the rest of the world, and it seems to hold true even for a fighting game like the King Of Fighters series.With the KOFXIV World C
Feb 14 2017 at 16:43 (Tue)
KOF XIV's online still bugged, solution found
SNK released the ver 1.11 patch for KOFXIV which aimed at fixing various issues from its previous update, most notably an online bug that rendered new lobby creations practically impossible. Unfortuna
Jan 25 2017 at 01:58 (Wed)
KOFXIV Championship Afterparty announced
If you're looking forward to the KOFXIV World Championship Four Kings Tournament in Japan next month--a historical moment for SNK as their first time hosting a worldwide event of this scale, you won't
Jan 20 2017 at 02:58 (Fri)
SNK Entertainment updates with tie-ins
SNK has been busy announcing one tie-in project after another since the start of this year, and it's apparently no coincedence.Their new subsidiary SNK Entertainment was behind the sudden spawn of col
Jan 18 2017 at 15:56 (Wed)
KOF gets new TV advertisement
It's been decades since a NeoGeo title had its own TV commercial, and it's finally happened in the year 2017.Well, Sort of. Technically.The well-funded Social game app The King of Fighters 98 UM Onlin
Jan 18 2017 at 14:30 (Wed)
Capcom Ad shows Japan's 1990's FG fad
If you ever wanted to know how big fighting games in Japan were back in the 1990s, check out Capcom's awesome new ad for Ultra Street Fighter II on the Nintendo Switch. The ad shows glimpses of Akihab
Jan 17 2017 at 02:01 (Tue)
GRANBLUE SHODOWN starting tomorrow
SNK's collaboration with Cygames' megahit smartphone RPG Granblue Fantasy will start tomorrow, which seems appropriate for a slash-em-up swords game considering it'll be a Friday the 13th.In-game, the
Jan 11 2017 at 15:12 (Wed)
KOF collaborating with Japanese Soccer app
While SNK's collaboration with Granblue Fantasy might be their biggest break in early 2017, there's going to be another one coming right before it.Amazing Inc's bishoujo soccer game app Venus Eleven V
Dec 30 2017 at 23:51 (Fri)
SNK collaborating with Granblue Fantasy
In the fighting game scene, one of the biggest year-end surprise didn't come from either the arcades nor consoles; it came from the smartphone sector.Cygames' mega-hit RPG Granblue Fantasy will be run
Dec 30 2017 at 16:08 (Fri)
SNK making multiple new games
With the year-end only days away, Japanese game developers are making their new year resolutions for the year 2017 and 4Gamer interviewed them to hear what they have in mind. One of them was SNK's KOF
Dec 30 2017 at 10:25 (Fri)
EX-SNK team making new SFC fighting game
A lot of fighting games may be going back to their roots for gameplay, but this is as grassroot as things can really get. According to multiple sites including Automaton and WWG, a team of former SNK
Dec 14 2017 at 22:52 (Wed)
KOF14 World Tournament Details
SNK is taking its promotions for a world tournament one step beyond other publishers. The company will run the finals for its KOF XIV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in two locations, first in Japan for the top 16
Dec 9 2017 at 20:11 (Fri)
SNK going Cloud Gaming on Android
SNK is taking new strides as one of the few Japanese game publishers to join Finland based game maker Rovio's upcoming Android cloud gaming platform, Hatch. Slated for beta starting 2017, the platform
Dec 5 2017 at 22:30 (Mon)
KOFXIV 1.10 update details and demo
Fans of KOFXIV won't have to wait until the next installment for better graphics as developers at SNK are prepping a free update for January 2017. Since earlier this week, the Osaka-based publisher ha
Dec 5 2017 at 21:08 (Mon)
Rurouni Kenshin making a Comeback
For fans of the good old 1990s era, today certainly feels like a huge blast from the past. Not only has SNKPlaymore returned to its roots as SNK, the hit manga series Rurouni Kenshin has also been con
Dec 1 2017 at 23:56 (Thu)
SNK returns with new sound logo
SNK Playmore has officially changed their corporate name to SNK effective as of today, December 1 2016.Together with the change, the company unveiled its new corporate sound logo and a commemorative s
Dec 1 2017 at 23:27 (Thu)
Wild Guns Reloaded slated for Dec 13
Vintage gaming fans yearning for the 1990s Western Sci-fi classic won't have to wait too much longer. Wild Guns Reloaded will be coming out on December 13 for the PS4 as a digital download. The Game w
Nov 28 2017 at 15:04 (Mon)
SNK Playmore changes name to SNK
SNK Playmore today announced they will be officially changing their corporate name to SNK effective December 1, 2016.The movement follows the company's decisions from April to change their corporate l
Nov 1 2017 at 20:26 (Tue)
Sanwa signs KOF player for Pro sponsorship
Major arcade supply manufacturer Sanwa denshi Co.LTD announced this weekend that it has signed the seasoned KOF veteran M' as a professional fighting game player to represent its company.This makes
Oct 17 2017 at 21:26 (Mon)
Taito announces Nesica x Live 2 for arcades
At the Toushinsai 2016 tournament this weekend, Taito announced it is currently developing a Nesicsa x Live 2 system for a slated release in Summer 2017. Details will be revealed at JAEPO 2017 in Toky
Oct 17 2017 at 21:04 (Mon)
KOF developers talk updates, Garou and more
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Sep 16 2017 at 17:09 (Fri)
Blazblue CPEX hitting jPSN+ w/Exclusive theme
Sony is starting to crank things up for its e-sports side, and it's pretty visible at least for the Japanese market.With Arc System Works' next Blazblue iteration slated in October, the previous rele
Sep 1 2017 at 21:32 (Thu)
KOF14 sells 20K on launch week in Japan
KOFXIV sales figures for Japan are already coming out, and it's about the same as KOFXIII despite its shift to a console with a smaller install base.According to 4Gamer and MediaCreate, KOFXIV sold 20
Sep 1 2017 at 16:33 (Thu)
KOF14 netcode fix on its way
With KOFXIV out in most regions, players are making first reports that the netcode seems to be off: Ranked match and Player match seems to be laggy, while on the other hand Party mode seems to play ex
Aug 25 2017 at 21:42 (Thu)
Get slapped by Yuri at a KOF maid Cafe
If you're enjoying enough of KOFXIV and you want to get a taste of it in real life, a trip to SNK's hometown might just be what you're looking for.For a limited time starting today, a maid cafe in Osa
Aug 24 2017 at 18:45 (Wed)
KOF14 developers interview by Famitsu, Pt.2
KOFXIV is now out in varous regions of the world, and the developers have been hard at work to promote their new game. Famitsu has posted up a 4-page interview with the game's developers; producer Yas
Aug 23 2017 at 12:25 (Tue)
KOF14 developers interview by Famitsu, Pt.1
KOFXIV is coming out today in varous regions of the world, and the developers have been hard at work to promote their new game. Famitsu has posted up a 4-page interview with the game's developers; pro
Aug 22 2017 at 16:41 (Mon)
KOF14's DLC to be locked to account
[Update] According to reports from early purchasers, KOFXIV's DLC-- at least the DLC skins that came as a bonus, can be used on multiple accounts. We'll need to wait and see if the same holds true for
Aug 19 2017 at 22:06 (Fri)
KOF14 Day1 patch to have online improvements
While early purchasers of KOFXIV are already reporting that the game has good netcode, there's going to be additional improvements.According to tweets by KOFXIV's lead game designer Neo-G, the game's
Aug 19 2017 at 20:51 (Fri)
KOF14's final trailer features AOF2 Shoutout
The final two team trailers for KOF14 have been released, and as expected from a game made by a team of former Fatal Fury and Art Of Fighting developers, there's actually more than meets the eye. One
Aug 19 2017 at 02:58 (Fri)
Wild Guns Reloaded Trailer 2 released
Natsume's cult sci-fi western action Wild Guns Reloaded has a new trailer featuring the additional protagonists Doris and Bullet. The trailer was released two weeks ago but apparently went under the
Aug 16 2017 at 01:06 (Tue)
Canned Atomiswave Fighter Kenju, Playable
The canceled 2004 Atomiswave Fighter Kenju recently made headlines around the globe when a collector discovered a build and posted videos up on Youtube. While it's usually near impossible to play canc
Aug 14 2017 at 02:16 (Sun)
KOFXIV Voice Actors Revealed, mostly Changed
SNK has released the list of voice actors for all 50 characters in KOFXIV. Surprisingly, most of them are new to the game and a good number of them are local narrators in the west Japan region rather
Aug 12 2017 at 19:37 (Fri)
Fuzzy Guard tech/glitch discovered in KOF14
[Update 8/19/2017]SNK has officially announced that Fuzzy Guard/F-Shiki wasn't intended to be in KOFXIV and its developers are currently trying to fix the issue. There will be a patch when the team fi
Jul 21 2017 at 11:26 (Thu)
KOF14 Demo available now in AU and UK
Taking a lead over other regions, SNK's demo for KOFXIV is now available for free download in Australia, New Zealand, and also in tne EU (or at least the UK). The demo comes as a 3.341 GB download, qu
Jul 19 2017 at 09:29 (Tue)
New KOF14 trailer shows Antonov, story, demo
SNK made a surprise update today and released two new trailers, one featuring the mid-boss Antonov and the other featuring the game's story mode. The story mode trailer also confirms the free playable
Jul 18 2017 at 08:46 (Mon)
Mai Shiranui to join DOA5:Last Round
Reality can sometimes be more mind-wobbling than fan-made skins, which certainly is the case with today's sudden announcement.At the DOA Festival 2016 taking place today in Japan, Koei Tecmo announced
Jul 9 2017 at 18:56 (Sat)
KOF14's 48 Character build shown at JapanExpo
At the Japan Expo 2016 taking place in Paris this weekend, producer Yasuyuki Oda took the venue's main stage and presented KOF XIV's 48 character build for the first time. The build features all chara
Jul 9 2017 at 18:28 (Sat)
KOF14 site updates on Exclusive bonuses
If you're planning on preordering KOF14 but you're still wondering whether to buy an import, you might want to check what's been unveiled in various regions today.Region differences with SNK's Officia
Jul 5 2017 at 23:43 (Tue)
Neo-G explains his leave from Capcom to SNK
Capcom's Neo-G may have moved to SNK, but it's certainly not for making a new game to compete in the e-Sports market.The developers at SNK had a lengthy interview with Japanese site 4Gamer, which star
Jun 27 2017 at 02:29 (Mon)
KOF XIV to air on TV next Week (Jp)
For possibly the first time since the golden era of fighting games in the mid-90s', an SNK game is getting aired on TV in Japan. KOFXIV will be featured on the July 2 episode of "e-Sports MAX", a show
Jun 26 2017 at 12:13 (Sun)
4Gamer goes No Holds Barred with KOFXIV Devs
The developers behind KOFXIV have a lot to talk about, and they certainly did in a recent interview with Japanese news site 4Gamer.Here's a synopsis of the interview with four of the core development
Jun 25 2017 at 16:01 (Sat)
KOFXIV's Japanese exclusives all unveiled
If you're a sucker for exclusives and you don't mind dishing out some fees at Tensou.com or other forwarding services, you'll love the store-exclusive bonuses that SNK is offering for retailers in Jap
Jun 25 2017 at 01:44 (Sat)
Play KOF14 and FFXV every day in Hong Kong
Want to play some upcoming PS4 games like KOF14 every day? If you live in Hong Kong you certainly can, as Sony is cranking up the summer heat with a new showroom.For this summer only, Sony has an even
Jun 24 2017 at 13:10 (Fri)
KOF14 to hit Singapore Campus Game Fest
If you live in Singapore and you're thirsty for the next iteration in the KOF series, check out the Campus Game Fest happening from tomorrow to June 26th (Sun) at ITE College Central. The game will be
Jun 23 2017 at 22:01 (Thu)
KOF14 gets ESRB Rating, development complete
Fighting game fanatics eagerly self-lobotomizing in anticipation of the next KOF have one less thing to worry about. The ESRB ratings won't be hindering KOF14's launch to say the least, as the game re
Jun 21 2017 at 17:18 (Tue)
Cult Classic Wild Guns returns to PS4 in fall
The SNES/SFC cult classic Wild Guns made its returning PS4 debut at E3 today, and publisher Natsume Atari launched its official site together with the first trailer. Check out Wild Guns Reloaded in i
Jun 15 2017 at 13:48 (Wed)
SFV Zenny abolished with mixing explanations
Street Fighter V has been bogged with issues since its initial launch, and recent announcements made from the English and Japanese sides have been hinting that its internal team may be having communic
Jun 10 2017 at 13:48 (Fri)
KOFXIV 36 character Osaka event footage
If you're looking for some videos of KOFXIV's new 36 character build, top French player Frionel has about 40 minutes of shaky-cam footage from one of the locations this weekend in Osaka. Check out the
Jun 5 2017 at 20:14 (Sun)
Exclusive Fatal Fury PS4 theme for KOFXIV
With SNK's KOFXIV nationwide 36-character demo tour in Japan reaching the company's hometown of Osaka this weekend, there's been more going on than back in the Tokyo event. Here's coverage and recap o
Jun 5 2017 at 15:23 (Sun)
KOF XIV Gameplay footage from 36 char build
If you haven't had enough of KOF14 yet, there's footage of new characters arriving from the 36 character build thanks to Bignog (reposted by FRZ_FGC), various other userrs (reposted by Dragon Ball Sup
May 29 2017 at 08:05 (Sun)
Major JP chains show exclusive KOF14 bonuses
While it's unknown if SNK will release any sort of limited edition package for Japan, the major retailers in the country seem serious about selling the game and they're offering store-exclusive preord
May 28 2017 at 19:48 (Sat)
SNK reveals 36 character moves list for KOF14
With the KOFXIV demo tour thoughout major cities in Japan starting tomorrow, SNK has updated its moves list which now features the 36 characters that will be playable. At the current time the list is
May 27 2017 at 17:02 (Fri)
Street Fighter Zero originally an SNES game
One of the major turnabout for Capcom's Street Fighter franchise was the Zero series, which re-introduced the game to more casual players and even to Neo Geo fans.In a recent interview on Capcom's sit
May 27 2017 at 11:30 (Fri)
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